riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 23, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 25, 2010 This was an interesting beer. Nose was that of some roast, chocolate, and then a great deal of sweet cherry and smoked malt. Interesting combo, it worked in a sense for me. Poured murky dark brown with no head. The flavor started with sweet cherry, followed that up with salty smoke, some chocolate and roast, and more mingling cherry and smoked notes. Some dark fruity notes, chocolate, and a hint of alcohol notes too. The cherry seemed pretty sweet, but worked well with the smoke in a way that I enjoyed, as it was balanced and unique. Plus I’m a whore for almost anything smoked. Medium body, moderately carbonated. Come to find out this was pretty strong. The second time I had it the more I enjoyed it.